Obtaining reliable estimates of the extent of child maltreatment in the community is a problem for researchers. Young people are highly desirable participants, albeit difficult to contact, for maltreatment research. Common methods for recruiting representative community samples of young people include classroom sampling; household sampling; and telephone interviews. Changes in the ways young people communicate represent an opportunity to explore alternate methods of participant recruitment. This study investigates the feasibility of using online social media to recruit young adults as participants in child maltreatment research.